need batteries for my SP PRO

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by mrw, May 9, 2009.

  1. mrw

    mrw Semi-Pro

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    anyone know if they are something available at a car parts store or are they a manufactures thing only?
     
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  2. koala

    koala New User

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    Rookie, I bought a third one for my SP Pro at a local dry cell battery place for $19. Same size and power as the originals. Find a place that sells batteries for those little scooters that elderly ride around in. THey will sell them there. Or look in yellow pages for dry cell batteries.
     
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  3. koala

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    Whoops. Sorry. I meant to address my response to you MRW, not rookie. I think Rookie is another poster who has a SP machine too.
     
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  4. charliefedererer

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  5. mrw

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    Both great ideas. thanks
     
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  6. mpyles

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    charliefedererer, can you post a link regarding which battery you bought? Also, was it hard to replace the original? any tips you can provide?
     
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  7. mpyles

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    sorry, see the link! what about tips? also how long does the new battery work?
     
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  8. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    I can't tell any difference from the original battery and the backups. They all seem to provide about 90 minutes of power, slightly less if it is cold outside. I usually bring two to the court and if I know it is going to be a long session switch out one for the other after about an hour so that I don't have a near full hopper of balls if the battery starts to dramatically weaken. Also, I bought a separate charger for pretty cheap from the site I posted above. I talked with a customer rep who seemed very knowledgable and told me exactly which one should work the best. That way I can recharge two batteries at once, and not forget that I didn't do the second one.
     
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  9. 1st Seed

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    Hearing you guys have longevity issue's with your Batteries was the main reason I coughed up the extra cash$ for the AC only.Oh ya I've got power 15' away.I've been spittin balls for the last 2 weeks for hrs at a time.Unfortunately I feel you guys will be replacing them annually.Good Luck
    @least SP customer service is great! there batteries "Not so much"
     
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  10. mpyles

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    volleys

    MRW,

    What setting do you use to practice hitting volleys with your SP?
     
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  11. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    Use your ball machine to hit all the volleys you commonly encounter on the court.

    Set it up with plenty of topsin to hit those dippers back up and deep.

    Practice volleying some bullets, gradually turning up the speed and/or spin with each refill of the ball bucket.

    Don't just stand there. Set it up so you will be running in from the baseline to mimic a serve and volley, or across the court to knock off a poach.

    I found I got a more realistic ball feed at high rates of ball speed by elevating the machine on a push cart. Otherwise you have to set the machine very far back.
     
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  12. mrw

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    Charlie pretty much nailed it. I'm always switching it up
     
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